Elizabeth Donovan, Esq.

I have been practicing law in Portsmouth, New Hampshire since 1995, after serving as a Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Connecticut and after working as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Small Business Administration.  I have appeared in thousands of cases in Family and District Courts throughout the State and have narrowed my practice to all matters of family law and defense of misdemeanor and violation complaints for the last 18 years.

Though I am primarily a trial attorney, I dedicate myself to using creative thinking and strategizing to avoid litigation where possible.  I encourage settlement through mediation or the Collaborative Law process, for which I have been trained since 2010.

We have created a unique law practice that does not mirror a “traditional” law firm.  We work with our clients individually at all stages of the process to define goals and achieve resolution best suited to you and your future.

Dwyer, Donovan & Reis, P.A. is a long-time supporter of local non-profit agencies like Seacoast Mental Health and the Portsmouth Feminist Health Center, for which I served on the Board for seven years.

My concentration in complex divorce matters is enhanced by being a founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.

I am a New Hampshire native and a graduate of Boston University and University of New Hampshire School of Law.  I am admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire State Bar.